By measuring emissions in real time, cities can take stronger action against air pollution and global warming.
Carbon capture technologies have been labelled as a distraction. But as we enter the all-hands-on-deck phase of tackling climate change, they must not be ignored.
As more companies feature wood and other bio-based products in their offices, what are opportunities and limitations of making corporate net-zero carbon pledges about building materials?
Soil health is at the heart of new government plans for farm payments with policies to increase soil organic matter and promote winter cover.
Mountains can’t be created without lubricant, and 2 billion years ago that lubricant was graphite produced by the carbon broken down from layers of dead plankton on the ocean floor.
New research shows that universities could offset carbon by changing some of their land to woodlands and meadows.
Efforts to preserve biodiversity and slow climate change make natural bedfellows.
Humanity’s biggest challenges are not technical, but social, economic, political and behavioural. Effective actions are still possible to stabilise the climate and the planet, but must be taken now.
Nature-based solutions can help us sustainably tackle climate disasters - but to do that, they urgently need policy support.
Of the big pledges so far at the UN climate conference, cutting methane could have the most immediate impact.
If we want to reduce carbon emissions and preserve planetary ecosystems, we need to protect our soils.
New research has found that low-rise urban environments are more space and carbon efficient than high-rise buildings which have a drastically higher carbon impact.
Problems with affordable, accessible energy could be mitigated by making more energy providers publicly owned.
A shift to heating our homes by heat pumps would put massive pressure on the electricity grid.
It’s the World Health Organization’s first update of global air quality guidelines since 2005. We know far more today about the serious risks these pollutants pose to human health.
The shipping sector’s emissions are equivalent to some industrial countries: here’s some innovative ways to help reduce them.
Electric vehicles are poised to take over our roads: so how do we make sure this change doesn’t exacerbate social and energy inequality?
This is the first time researchers have calculated the amount of carbon released from the world’s decaying wood. They found insects play an enormous role.
Planting a massive number of trees can help slow climate change, but it is only part of the solution.
We are not at risk of running out of oxygen due to climate change, but ocean creatures are – and that will harm the whole planet.